Marine Technology and Engineering Center

Hyper Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)

Advanced Buoyant System

Advanced Buoyancy System
Crush test of Advanced Buoyancy System
  • A buoyancy system has been developed with high strength and low specific gravity, which make the vehicleís buoyancy neutral in the deep sea.
  • In 2010, a prototype test was conducted.

Advanced Graphic Image System

Fish-eye lens picture adjusted by the Advanced Graphic Imaging System
Fish-eye lens picture
  • The Advanced Graphic Image System has been developed to allow field observations to be made and to carry out valuable work at the deep-ocean floor.
  • In 2010, prototype test of Omnidirectional Image system and a evaluation test of position awareness techniques were conducted.

Advanced Manipulator


Advanced Manipulator with retractable soft fingers
  • The Advanced Manipulator has been developed to allow marine samples to be collected and to carry out important work.
  • In 2010, a prototype of the multiple-finger manipulator system was designed and built, and a verification test of its control system was conducted.

New Propulsion system


Flipper-type crawler system
  • A New Propulsion system has been developed to allow operation in any conditions at the ocean floor.
  • In 2010, an evaluation test of Flipper-type crawler system was conducted.

Strong Lightweight Cable


Structure of strong lightweight cable
  • Prototype tests of strong lightweight cable, which connect the vehicle and itís support vessel, have been conducted.

Optical Communication System


Onboard SM-type light rotary joint
  • The Optical Communication System has been developed for high-speed and high-capacity optical communication between the vehicle and itís support vessel.
  • In 2010, a prototype test of the rotary joint and an evaluation test of the Optical Communication System as a whole were conducted.